On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, John Campea, Jon Schnepp, and Mark Ellis discuss the following:
- Drew Goddard talk Sinister Six possibilities
- Wesley Snipes as Blade
- Multiple Prometheus movies
- John Wick 2 goes into production
- Lara Pulver joins the cast of Underworld 5
- Rewind (brought to you by AMC Theatres)
- Do A-list actors still audition?
- Bridge of Spies
- …and a few things more!
As many of you will remember, just before Sony Pictures pulled the plug on their planned shared Spider-Man cinematic universe, writer Drew Goddard was pegged to both write and direct a Sinister Six movie that much of THE AMAZING Spider-Man 2 seemed to be setting up. Those plans went up in smoke when Sony announced they were once again rebooting the franchise and had come to a deal with Marvel that would see Spider-Man appear in various Marvel films and also Sony to utilize some Marvel charcters in their stand alone Spider-Man films. However, it seems there may still be hope for Goddard’s Sinister Six. In a recent interview with iO9, The Martian screenwriter claimed the movie may still be possible and said the following: “My vision of that movie was a summer annual. So you didn’t have to worry about continuity. It was just, ‘We take Peter, put him on an adventure, we put him back in his life.’ I intentionally wanted a movie that didn’t have to worry about mythology and continuity. It was important to me to make a movie that could stand on its own. So the good news is, you know, [laughs], it slots in very well to any plan anybody ever wants. We just need to let a couple years go by, I think.”
At the recent San Diego Comic Con, actor Wesley Snipes created a bit of a stir when he claimed that he and Marvel had been in talks about him possibly reprising his role as Blade. Now, in a new interview with The Huffington Post, Snipes is once again claiming talks are ongoing. He said the following: “There’s always a possibility, you know. It’s in Marvel’s hands. They’re controlling the pace and the flow with that. Conversations have been good. They see the value in it. We see the value in it. I’m still in shape enough and fit enough to handle the role. We’ll see how it goes. I don’t really know what’s going to happen to it yet.”
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With Ridley Scott’s newest film, The Martian, hitting theatres next week, the director is currently on a publicity tour for the film and was recently asked about his upcoming Prometheus sequel and if it will tie into the Alien franchise at all. Scott said the following:
Yes, but it won’t be in the next one. It will be in the one after this one or maybe even a fourth film before we get back into the ‘Alien’ franchise… The whole point of it is to explain the Alien franchise and to explain the how and why of the creation of the Alien itself. I always thought of the Alien as kind of a piece of bacterial warfare. I always thought that that original ship, which I call the Croissant, was a battleship, holding these biomechanoid creatures that were all about destruction.
A short time ago we got word that a sequel to the 2014 revenge film John Wick was in development, and not it looks like it’s official. Thunder Road has announced that John Wick 2 will go into production sometime this fall. John Wick 2 will feature Keanu Reeves reprising the title role along with directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski and screenwriter Derek Kolstad.
As many of you know a brand new installment of the Underworld franchise, Underworld 5, is currently in development and is set to go into production next month for an October 2016 release date. Kate Beckinsale will reprise her role as Selene, a vampire “Death Dealer”, and now she also has a new co-star. According to a report in Deadline, Sherlock actress Lara Pulver has joined the cast.
REWIND (brought to you by AMC Theatres)
10 YEARS – Flightplan, Roll Bounce
20 YEARS – Showgirls, Seven
Ryan Tarter writes: Hey Collider crew, love the show and appreciate what you’re doing for movie fans. My question is about veteran A-list actors and if they still have to go through the auditioning process. For a movie like The Intern, with Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro, does De Niro still have to go out and audition for movies like this? Or does everybody just know how good he is, that when the script gets to his desk, he signs on if he wants to?
Terry Vance writes: What’s the word on Steven Spielberg ‘s Bridge of Spies? For a movie starring Tom Hanks, a screenplay written by the Coen brothers and directed by Spielberg – the noise seems awfully quiet. I would love to hear your thoughts!